Volunteer AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, Java/Spring Developers needed to improve disaster relief efforts!

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ORGANIZATION: Disaster Accountability Project


We have a global volunteer team of developers. Many work at tech companies full-time and volunteer 5-10 hrs per week (or more) on evenings and weekends. It's all remote.

Disaster Accountability Project was founded after Hurricane Katrina to improve effectiveness in disaster relief and humanitarian aid. SmartResponse was designed to curate localized "how to help" lists to help donors identify and directly support local nonprofits after disasters in the U.S. and globally. Too often, donations are delayed and diverted before reaching the ground. We are not an intermediary -- we simply serve as a clearinghouse/resource and do not handle donations intended for local nonprofits.

In its first few years, over 600 organizations self-registered on the platform from over 60 countries and 30 U.S. states and territories. In addition to a new and improved UI, the new version of the site will be implementing AWS Lambda microservices, Java/Spring/Maven, latest Angular version, and DynamoDM, GraphQL, MYSQL, AWS, and more.

Members of the team code review/test each other's work before we merge so this aspect would be shared by team.

Role Requirements: Must have a GitHub account and understand how to fork, branch, make pull requests and use command line.

Role Duration: Minimum 7 hours/week for at least 4-6 months

To Apply, please send Resume/CV to: volunteer@disasteraccountability.org. Thank you!

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About Disaster Accountability Project


4402 Bestor Dr, Rockville, MD 20853, US

Mission Statement

Disaster Accountability Project saves lives and reduces suffering by maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of disaster preparedness, response, relief, and recovery through oversight, transparency, advocacy, and public education.


DAP is the leading nonprofit organization that provides long-term independent oversight of disaster management systems.

DAP engages a dedicated community to advance policy research and advocacy, promote transparency, and encourage the public to participate in oversight, community-based organizing, and discussions about disaster preparedness and relief.

Dedicated citizen oversight is necessary to ensure resources dedicated to preparedness, relief, and recovery are effectively utilized, communities are sufficiently engaged and more resilient, and best practices and lessons learned are implemented so mistakes are not repeated.

Prior to the creation of the Disaster Accountability Project (DAP), there was no dedicated, independent oversight of the agencies and organizations responsible for these critical life-saving responsibilities.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Disaster Relief
Advocacy & Human Rights, Disaster Relief, International


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • SQL / MySQL
  • Google Apps
  • Software Development
  • Information Architecture
  • Website Programming
  • Software Engineering




  • 7 hours per week (minimum/avg) for at least 4-6 months
  • Proficiency with tech stack required. Professional experience helpful. Experience with GitHub command line required.

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